Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
For me its all about the width of the rib cage. I couldnt care less about height(except that taller= harder to get on, so I like to stay under 16hh)
I'm 5'4", with a 31" inseam. I feel great on my BO's 16.3hh big bodied thoroughbred mare, as well as plenty of shorter(but wider) horses. I used to ride a 14hh morgan all the time that I felt great on.
My current mare is amazing in every way, we are perfectly suited, EXCEPT she is so narrow. 15hh, but in a 28" cinch, It feels kind of like strapping my saddle to the narrow side of a 2x4. That still bothers me about her.